On my first day teaching a foundation art class at George Mason University I found these fingernail sketches on the sidewalk. They appear to be plans for designs to be painted on fingernails. The note on top reads, “Rainbow.” The designs tend to feature the top of the nail. There are floral elements and lots of dots. Two studies show a heart that reverses position. Would this have symbolized coming or departing loves?
Found at a gas pump on Valentine’s Day, 2011. Seemed like someone was going to get a kinky holiday surprise, but a quick Google search for “nipple butter” revealed something quite different that what I had assumed.
This was a letter I found on the street that had no sender or address, just the phrase “Open Immediately,” and was dated 11/1/70. It reads: Monsieur, You have to help me, you have no doubt heard of the difficulties I have been having recently and of the very serious crisis I now find myself in. I want you first to know that everything you might have heard against me is false. I have always tried to lead an honest life, I think, moreover, that you know my work; you certainly know that I dedicate myself to it entirely, but the situation now is at an almost intolerable point and I don’t think I will be able to stand it much longer, which is why I ask you, why I implore you to answer me as quickly as possible. I am sorry to bother you, but I have to find someway out of this situation.